This healthy, fermented drink has become very popular for its probiotic goodness which supports the digestive system and immune system. Once your set up, brewing your own is pretty simple and super rewarding too. Plus, you can choose any tea flavour you desire!
- 1 scoby, rinsed in cool water
- 4 litres of filtered water
- 5 or 6 tea bags of choice (we love Clipper Teas)
- 1 cup golden sugar
- 1 cup already brewed kombucha
- 4 litre glass jar/jug (no metal)
- 1 muslin cloth or tea towel and string
- 1 wooden spoon, not metal
Place the tea bags and sugar in the clean glass jar. Add 2 litres of boiling water. Stir and steep until water has reached room temperature.
Remove tea bags and add the remaining 2 litres of water and 1 cup of kombucha.
Carefully add the scoby into the filled glass jar.
Cover with muslin cloth and tie with string.
Store in a cool, dark place for 7-10 days (more in winter, less in summer). Do Not Disturb.
After 5 days, give it a taste, if it’s too sweet, keep brewing to suit your taste. After 10 days remove tea towel and pour the liquid “Kombucha" into glass bottles with an airtight lid. Store in the fridge and drink chilled. For a ‘stronger’ Kombucha and a bit of fizz, leave these bottles out on the bench for a double ferment.
For continuous brewing, leave the scoby along with 1 cup of the kombucha in its glass jar. Make the tea and sugar mix in another jar . Once cool, pour it into the jar with the scoby. Change up the tea flavour for different varieties.
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